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Stress and Emotional Eating

Publication Number: IS1783
Updated: August 30, 2017
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Everyday life can bring about stress at any time. Whether it is a deadline at work or just trying to get all your errands run before the morning rush, we all face stress, and how each of us deals with it is a personal choice. Emotional eating is a way many people cope with negative feelings such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, stress, and boredom. We consume unhealthy foods or unhealthy amounts of food to hide negative thoughts and feelings. Knowing what causes us to turn to food in a stressful time is important in preventing emotional eating patterns. It is also important for us to be able to recognize emotional eating and how to deal with it. Download the pdf to read more.

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